My family and I very much hope you will enjoy your visit to Eastnor Castle, our home.
The castle was built for my ancestor, the 1st Earl Somers; he wanted to have an impressive house in keeping with his status, and the style was one that echoed older, medieval castles in the Welsh borders. The foundation stone was laid in 1812, and last year we won an award from the Georgian Group for the best restoration of a Georgian country house.
My family still lives here, but we also hold weddings, corporate meetings, product launches and private parties in the rooms open to visitors. All these events help to pay for the maintenance of the fabric and furnishings, a constant effort
with nearly 100 rooms in total. But it is very rewarding for us to see visitors and their dogs having a good time, with the
house playing its part in local life and economic activity and being maintained to a high standard.
I hope you like what you see and will come back and visit us again.
Things to see and do.
View the castle’s lavish interiors containing medieval armour, fine art and tapestries
Room guides throughout the house
Eastnor Tree Trail
Ice cream parlour
20 acre lake
Junior assault course
Children’s Adventure Playground,
Burma Bridge treetop walkway and turret slide
Children’s fun worksheets and nature trail
Lakeside and woodland walk
100 acres of grounds
Arboretum of spectacular rare trees
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